Riley and Wood set for Wolves milestones

Local lad Chris Riley and prop Paul Wood are to reach personal milestones if they turn out for Warrington against Hull this weekend.

Riley, 24, is set to clock up his 150th Wolves appearance, more than seven years after he made his debut as a teenager in 2005.

He has scored more than 100 tries for the club, including 29 in a prolific 2010 season.

The former Woolston Rovers amateur came through the Wolves academy, and also spent a handful of games on loan at Harlequins in 2011.

Meanwhile, Wood is set to make his 300th appearance for the club.

Head Coach Tony Smith told the club’s official website: “Congratulations to the players. Each player puts a different worth on their personal milestones; the old adage goes ‘all players would substitute that for a good performance and good team performance’. 

“The good thing is we’ve got players who are staying and wanting to stay at this club racking up some milestones. They are at a club that they love which is important and they are playing like that as well.”

Smith recently dismissed speculation linking with Wood to a move away from the club, after the Wigan-born forward spent the opening round of the season on a dual-registration assignment with Swinton.

Wood, 31, made his debut back in September 2000, and has been a mainstay of the first team ever since, only failing to make more than 20 appearances in a season in an injury hit 2008 campaign.

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